NCHAM has developed a new document that provides insight into state variability in eligibility for IDEA Part B preschool services for children who are D/HH. Aspects of Eligibility for Children who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing under IDEA Part B Section 619 Preschool: A Survey Report [PDF] shares information provided from 32 state and 2 territory Part B Section 619 Preschool programs, highlighting state differences in eligibility requirements and eligibility determination process. This document may be of interest to EHDI partners and families.
Not all toys are created equal when it comes to infant and toddler development. Electronic toys for infants that produce lights, words and songs were associated with decreased quantity and quality of language compared to playing with books or traditional toys such as a wooden puzzle, a shape-sorter and a set of rubber blocks, according to an article published online by JAMA Pediatrics.
Register now for an NCHAM webinar: Early Intervention Program Accountability: A Collaborative, Multi-Faceted Approach. The webinar will be offered on 1/21. More details can be found at the link below.
In one new classroom, deaf students will produce newscasts and learn from a teacher 300 miles away. In other classrooms, middle school students will have their own dedicated space for learning.
Renovated classrooms and new technology mean additional opportunities for students at the Scranton School for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Children.